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This Way To Sustainability Conference XII

Institute for Sustainable Development at California State University, Chico

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

This Way To Sustainability Conference XII

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2-Day General Ticket   more info Mar 24, 2017 $50.00 $0.00
General Ticket - Thursday Only   more info Mar 23, 2017 $35.00 $0.00
General Ticket - Friday Only   more info Mar 24, 2017 $35.00 $0.00
Student Pass
All students free when presenting a valid student ID card at the registration check-in on the day of the conference.
Mar 24, 2017 Free $0.00

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 Welcome to This Way To

Sustainability Conference XII!

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - Friday, March 24, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Register starting January 1, 2017 - March 10, 2017


The annual This Way to Sustainability Conference focuses on factors that allow communities and individuals to prepare for a dynamic future with increasing socio-ecological stresses. We will explore opportunities to enhance community and individual well-being and the resources needed to do so.

Over two full days we will host panel presentations, workshops, and tours that will engage students, community members, and professionals in all areas of sustainability.

We look forward to seeing you in March 2017!


Registration Fees and Terms of Sale


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 Fees indicated will include participation in all regular
conference sessions, 
tours, and workshops.


Conference Keynote Speakers

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Tom Newmark

Tom Newmark spent fourteen years in the natural products industry, helping to build New Chapter into a premier brand in the natural retail channel. He is also the co-owner of Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, a Demeter-certified Biodynamic farm and ecolodge in Costa Rica that teaches regenerative agriculture. Tom is board chair of the American Botanical Council, the co-founder and board chair of The Carbon Underground, board chair of the Greenpeace Fund USA, co-founder and steering committee member of Regeneration International, and was the founder and board chair of Sacred Seeds, an international conservation project now administered by United Plant Savers. In his past he was a corporate attorney and entrepreneur, from which he claims to be recovering.

Mary Christina Wood

Mary Wood is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and Faculty Director of the law school's nationally acclaimed Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. She is an award-winning teacher and the co-author of leading textbooks on public trust law and natural resources law. She originated the approach called Atmospheric Trust Litigation to hold governments accountable for reducing carbon pollution within their jurisdictions, and her research is being used in cases brought on behalf of youth throughout the world. Professor Wood is a frequent speaker on climate issues and has received national as well as international attention for her sovereign trust approach to global climate policy.

Marc Schlossberg

Marc Schlossberg has a PhD, is a Professor of City and Regional Planning and co-director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) at the University of Oregon. His teaching, research, and community engagement, focus on sustainable transportation, livable community design, and the processes that can accelerate implementation of more sustainable policy and practice. Marc is one of the nation's only two-time distinguished Fulbright Scholar awardee, carrying out those awards in 2009-10 in the United Kingdom and 2015-16 in Israel. Prior to academia, Marc worked in the nonprofit sector and was a U.S Peace Corps volunteer in Fiji.

Jessica Barlow

Jessica Barlow is a linguist who teaches and conducts research on language acquisition and bilingualism. She is also heavily involved with sustainability efforts on her campus, including serving on the university's climate action planning council. Prior to her work as director of the Sage Project, Jessica led curricular workshops to help faculty in higher education across the US to incorporate concepts of sustainability into their courses. Jessica also leads a study abroad program in Finland that focuses on sustainability, education, and culture.

 Welcoming Back
Dune Lankard
Photo credit Will Saunders, c 2016

Dune Lankard is an Alaska Athabaskan Native from the Eyak tribe with a distinguished history of community and environmental activism. He has started several conservation campaigns and nonprofits, served on the boards of environmental and tribal organizations, and been widely lauded for his tireless work. In his new role with the Center for Biological Diversity, Lankard will help the Center continue its work in Alaska to preserve habitat for salmon and other wildlife, prevent destructive logging practices in the Tongass National Forest, protect endangered species such as the polar bear and Cook Inlet beluga, and help Alaskans stop new offshore-oil projects and deal with the effects of climate change.

Have questions about This Way To Sustainability Conference XII? Contact Institute for Sustainable Development at California State University, Chico

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When & Where

CSU, Chico - Bell Memorial Union
West 2nd St
Chico, CA 95929-0633

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Institute for Sustainable Development at California State University, Chico

“Our mission is to encourage ecologically sound stewardship practices by providing common ground to identify sustainable solutions to real world issues; ones that balance economic needs, social needs and environmental realities.”

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